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How it all started....

The concept originated in Maine in the early 1980s when the deaths of 18 teenagers in alcohol-related highway accidents occurred. In an effort to prevent the incapacitating injuries and deaths that were often the result of teens driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the parents organized "Project Graduation. By 1985, 95% of the high schools in Maine were hosting successful chemical-free parties.


How it came to Texas.....

In the early 80s, John McKay, a former TXDOT employee, learned about Maine's successful chemical-free high school graduation events and adapted the idea for Texas. The program, called Project Celebration, aimed to prevent alcohol-related crashes during high-risk periods.

Dripping Springs High School Project Graduation was formed in 2006.


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